December 25th, 2008
I am shocked and disappointed by your note, first on the note that you seem to want to force my Lissie to be penpals with your daughter, and second that you are angry despite a very polite and well-written decline on Felicity's part of Pauleen's invitation to be correspondants.
For your information, Felicity was very knowledgable and well-meaning in her recommendation of Heather Windmill being a potential mail correspondant.
Felicity was merely suggesting that Heather and Pauleen may have more qualities in common that would make an exchange more enjoyable - namely a similar age, likes in reading and staying at home with their mothers, quietude, fashion, and a certain knowledge of the inner workings of manor houses.
Indeed, I think 'twould be a fine association to open.
While my sister Celine is not altogether the most proper lady in my acquaintance, Heather seems to have proved the exception in that family as far as bad manners are concerned. In fact, I put her in charge of taking care of Rachel for quite a few years, and see how Rachel has turned out!
And so I would have you withdraw your rude comments about my daughter, and seek to mend your own daughter's self-confidence so that she does not break down over a simple, polite and well-meaningly helpful referral for a better suited match.
Best of wishes to you, yours sincerely,